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Minutes of Proceedings

42nd Parliament, 1st Session
Meeting No. 30
Wednesday, October 26, 2016, 3:30 p.m. to 5:26 p.m.
Presiding
Dan Ruimy, Chair (Liberal)

Library of Parliament
• André Léonard, Analyst
Department of Public Works and Government Services
• Sylvain Cyr, Director General, Land and Aerospace Equipment Procurement and Support Sector
• Desmond Gray, Director General, Office of Small and Medium Enterprises and Strategic Engagement
Department of National Defence
• Marc Fortin, Assistant Deputy Minister, Science and Technology
Department of Industry
• Paul Halucha, Associate Assistant Deputy Minister, Strategic Policy Sector
• Gerard Peets, Director General, Manufacturing and Life Sciences Branch, Industry Sector
• Jeff Waring, Senior Director, Industrial Technological Benefits Branch, Industry Sector
Pursuant to Standing Order 108(2) and the motion adopted by the Committee on March 10, 2016, the Committee resumed its study of the manufacturing sector.

Alexander Nuttall gave notice of the following motion:

That pursuant to Standing Order 108(2), the Committee conduct a pre-budget study on the effects that the recently-announced Liberal Government carbon tax would have on the manufacturing sector; that this study be comprised of no less than four meetings to be held at the Committee's earliest convenience; that departmental officials from Innovation, Science, and Economic Development Canada be in attendance for at least one meeting; that the Committee report its findings and recommendations to the Minister of Innovation, Science, and Economic Development Canada no later than February 15, 2017.

Desmond Gray, Paul Halucha and Marc Fortin made statements and, with Sylvain Cyr, Jeff Waring and Gerard Peets, answered questions.

At 5:26 p.m., the Committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.



Michael MacPherson
Clerk of the Committee